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are set for a frantic end to the transfer window, with Mikel Arteta’s side still keen to sign either Atletico Madrid’s or Lyon’s before the 5 October deadline.
To do that, though, first the Gunners must raise funds through outgoings, with the futures of several players still uncertain.is one who seems all but certain to leave, with Atletico Madrid and Torino both interested in the Uruguayan midfielder. Meanwhile, Arteta has made it glaringly apparent that neither Matteo Guendouzi or Mesut Ozil have a future at the club.
Elsewhere, Reiss Nelson and possibly Emile Smith Rowe are set for loan moves, with both players attractinginterest. And in defence, Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis and Calum Chambers have all been linked with departures, as Arteta looks to slim down his squad.
FORMER STRIKER URGES ARSENAL NOT TO SELL LACAZETTE
Ex-Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has insisted losing Alexandre Lacazette would be a “big blow” for Mikel Arteta’s side.
The France international has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid this summer after falling out of favour towards the end of last season.
But he has started the new campaign well, scoring in both of Arsenal’s opening Premier League games.
“I don’t follow rumours, but losing Lacazette would be a big blow for Arsenal, there’s no one else in the squad who can do what he does for the team,” Campbell told.
“Lacazette is an integral part of what Arsenal do and I do think he’s committed to the club.
“He also has a really good relationship with Aubameyang and it’s a relationship that Arsenal really should be looking to utilise on the pitch.
“They’ve looked really good when they have played together and I don’t really see Lacazette leaving to be a progressive move from Arsenal.”
Callum Rice-Coates25 September 2020 12:34
ARSENAL LEGEND CLAIMS UNITED SIGNING COULD HAVE JOINED GUNNERS
Ian Wright has suggested Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek would have been better off joining Arsenal this summer.
The Dutch midfielder moved to Old Trafford from Ajax for £35m earlier this month.
But Wright has claimed a switch to Arsenal would have suited all parties better.
“Donny van de Beek, he’s someone that I wish someone more like Arsenal could have taken,” he said on The Kelly & Wrighty Show.
“When you look at Pogba, what he’s doing, and you look at Bruno Fernandes – that is Donny van de Beek’s position. So people are thinking they’re going to see Van de Beek [sitting] with Pogba and Fernandes, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.
“Because as much as he can play there, that’s not his preferred position to play. So again, spend the money, yeah he’s a great player and yes take him, but you’ve still got to look for the players that you know are going to improve your team.
“Listen, Donny van de Beek will be a good player for Man United in time because he’s a quality player, but is he what they need right now?”
Callum Rice-Coates25 September 2020 12:11
Callum Rice-Coates25 September 2020 11:43
PREMIER LEAGUE CLUB JOIN THE RACE TO SIGN SOKRATIS
An unnamed Premier League club have expressed interest in signing Arsenal defender Sokratis, according to.
Napoli are favourites to sign the Greece international before the close of the transfer window.
But their move for Sokratis will depend on whether or not Kalidou Koulibaly is sold.
Callum Rice-Coates25 September 2020 11:29
AUBAMEYANG ADMITS HE THOUGHT ABOUT LEAVING ARSENAL
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted that he considered moving on this summer before signing a new contract at Arsenal.
The striker put pen to paper on a new three-year deal earlier this month after weeks of speculation surrounding his future.
And he has revealed that the chance to “create a legacy” helped him make his decision.
“Two things persuaded me to stay. The first thing was Mikel Arteta, because since he came in he brings a lot of positivity and a new philosophy for us,” Aubameyang told.
“I think this was the key factor and as well, the love that I receive from the fans and the whole club.
“We had a chat during lockdown and we were supposed to talk about a game and he [Arteta] said, ‘okay, forget it, we’re going to talk about the future’ and he asked me what I wanted to do.
“I was like, ‘I feel good since you came, I’m improving and the philosophy is very, very nice so I just want to stay’.
“And he was like, ‘I’m sure if you stay you can leave a legacy, but it’s all about you and what you want.
“’Of course you can leave and go for trophies in big clubs as well but I think you can create a legacy here in this great club’.
“This was the key message to me and after that conversation I was like, ‘okay, it’s all clear for me and I just want to stay’ and that’s it.
“I was thinking about it [leaving], to tell you the truth, because I had good opportunities as well.
“But this feeling to be here – the love from the fans and all the club – I’m not sure that by leaving I will receive the same love, so that’s why I’m staying.”
Callum Rice-Coates25 September 2020 11:10
PARLOUR SAYS TOTTENHAM’S ALLI WOULD BE ‘GOOD FIT’ AT ARSENAL
Ray Parlour has suggested Arsenal should move for Spurs midfielder Dele Alli instead of Chelsea’s Jorginho.
The Gunners have been linked with the latter, but Alli is out of favour under Jose Mourinho at Tottenham and could be available before the close of the transfer window.
“I think he’d be more of a fit than Jorginho, if I’m being honest, and I’ve always said they’re lacking goals from midfield,” the ex-Arsenal midfielder said on talkSPORT.
“But I don’t think Spurs would sell Dele Alli to Arsenal. I think there would be uproar by the Spurs fans if that happened.
“But he would certainly be a good fit for Arsenal.”
Callum Rice-Coates25 September 2020 10:53
LYON PRESIDENT GIVES UPDATE ON AOUAR SITUATION
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has claimed Arsenal could struggle to raise the funds required to sign Houssem Aouar.
The midfielder is believed to be a top target for the Gunners as Mikel Arteta looks to further strengthen his squad.
But the 22-year-old is expected to cost £53m, a price tag that may be beyond Arsenal’s reach.
“Financially, Arsenal are like everyone else [in a tricky spot amid the coronavirus pandemic],” Aulas told.
“And Houssem could say to himself that the best thing would be to stay with us.”
Callum Rice-Coates25 September 2020 10:37
SHEFFIELD UNITED IN TALKS TO SIGN ARSENAL STRIKER
Sheffield United have held talks with Arsenal this week over a deal to sign striker Folarin Balogun.
report that the Blades CEO Stephen Bettis has had discussions with Vinai Venkatesham and Edu.
Arsennal are believed to be open to offers, with Balogun in the final year of his contract.
The 19-year-old is valued at £15m and there is hope that a deal will be agreed before the close of the transfer window.
Callum Rice-Coates25 September 2020 10:22
COUTINHO COULD JOIN ARSENAL ON LOAN
Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho could join Arsenal on loan before the close of the transfer window, according to.
Mikel Arteta is believed to be an admirer of the Brazil international, who spent last season on loan at Bayern Munich.
But Arsenal’s attempts to bring Coutinho in could be made more difficult following Barcelona’s appointment of Ronald Koeman.
The Dutchman reportedly wants to involve the former Liverpool man in his first team this season.
But the Gunners might look to take advantage of Barcelona’s fragile financial position, which has already seen them sell the likes of Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic and Nelson Semedo.
Callum Rice-Coates25 September 2020 09:51
ATLETICO’S TORREIRA MOVE COULD SEE PARTEY HEAD TO ARSENAL
Atletico Madrid’s approach for Lucas Torreira could open the door for Arsenal to sign Thomas Partey.
The Ghanaian midfielder has been linked with a move to the Emirates throughout the summer.
And selling Torreira to Atletico would, claim, help Arsenal to fund a move for Partey.
Callum Rice-Coates25 September 2020 09:39